Pedophile’s Lawyers Sent Threatening Letter To Silence Victim – Allowing Him To Sexually Terrorize More Children
A pedophile was allowed to continue abusing children after his lawyers sent a threatening letter to silence one of his victims.
Gary Rolph, 50, repeatedly raped the young teenager over two years, threatening to hurt her mother if she told anyone about the whitemarish abuse.
Five years after her ordeal, the victim reported the diabolical pedophile to the police. But she withdrew her complaint after she was warned she faced legal action if she repeated ‘the false accusations’.
Once the allegations were dropped, the sexual terrorist was free to go on and abuse four more girls.
The pedophle was jailed for 24 years at Canterbury Crown Court for raping the first victim. The sentence will be served concurrently with a 17-year sentence he received last October for the second set of attacks.
Judge Heather Norton today ordered an inquiry into how staff at the Kent law firm, which was not named in court, came to write the letter.
An excerpt that was heard in court read: ‘If you repeat the false accusations, then we will be advising our client with regard to remedies available to him at law.
‘This is an extremely serious accusation to make and is, of course, totally refuted by Mr Rolph.’ Prosecutor Simon Taylor said the teenage victim’s mother met the child rapist and the girl was invited to his home where he plied her with drink until she became dizzy and he then told her to lie down. He said: ‘The defendant followed her into the bedroom and grabbed her legs.
‘She kicked him but his response was to say: “The more you do that, the more I will enjoy it”.’ After the attack he told his victim he would harm her mother if she reported him to the police.
The girl told officers in her interview that the attacks were ‘continuous and aggressive after that.’ Mr Taylor said she gathered the courage to tell police five years after the ordeal, but later withdrew her complaint. Years later, it emerged that she had received the letter from the white rapist’s lawyers. In a victim impact statement read to the judge, the victim wrote: ‘I had very little confidence in myself. I constantly put myself down. Feeling worthless was all I could feel.
‘I blamed myself, all the time thinking I could have stopped it but not sure how.
‘I drank a lot to block out the memories and knowing that no one believed me at the time was hell.
‘There were times when I would wish he had just killed me then I would not have to live with the awful nightmares he left me with.’
Last October, the rapist, from Broadstairs, Kent, admitted 10 sex crimes on children who he bribed, threatened and groomed.
His most recent 24-year sentence will mean that he will not be considered for parole before 2029 – and if he is released he will be on licence until he is 74.
Sentencing the sex criminal for raping the teenage victim, Judge Norton said: ‘You targeted and groomed your victim. I have absolutely no doubt that what she felt during her ordeal was sheer terror.
‘Then you threatened that if she reported it you would hurt her mother, what effect that had on a young child hardly bears thinking about.
‘This is offending of the gravest kind and the consequences of your action caused her severe psychological harm and I doubt they will ever go.’